Our environment: Windows 2000 and 2003 (R2) domain controllers, Windows 2000 (sp4) and XP (sp2) workstations. We have a group policy to turn off the windows firewall.
The problem: when I try to use Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI - wmimgmt.msc) and connect to a different computer I get an error message that says, "Win32: Access is denied." when I go to WMI Control Properties. I've clicked the Change... button to try different user accounts and I can never connect. I've tried my account (member of domain admins), the domain administrator account, and the local administrator account but I still get Access is denied. My computer is running Windows XP SP2 and the target machine is running Windows 2000 SP4. I can connect to other Windows 2000 SP4 machines and other XP machines but there are a few that I can't connect to. I haven't seen a pattern and the event logs aren't showing anything that helpful.
Anyone got any ideas?